Concord Academics

Academic Events

GEAR UP SWV Campus Visit

Ballroom

Kristen Williams

May20Monday9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

GEAR UP SWV Campus Visit

Ballroom

Kristen Williams

May21Tuesday9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

GEAR UP SWV High School Students Visit

Ballroom

Kristen Williams

May23Thursday9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Featured Stories

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Rachel Clay
Nursing Major

Rachel is from Beckley, WV, and graduated from Liberty High School in 2016. She attended Concord from 2016-2020, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology with minors in Sociology and Health Promotion. After graduating, she worked for several years as a teacher and cheerleading coach, but always wanted to pursue a degree in nursing. When Concord announced the BA/BS to BSN program, Rachel applied and came back to campus in August 2023. It’s a decision she does not regret. “The nursing program has been such a wonderful experience. The professors are extremely helpful and my fellow nursing students and I have become very close. The friendships we have created will continue to grow throughout our time at Concord, and they will be lifelong friends.” She continues her work as a cheerleading coach in Raleigh County, which is one of her favorite things to do. She also loves to read and spend time outdoors.

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Rachel Clay

Nursing Major

Carli Dotson '16

Carli Dotson '16

Draper, VA

Summer McElwain

Summer McElwain

Class of 2021

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Dr. Michael Bean

Assistant Professor of Education

Zoey Shamblin
Sociology Major with Criminology Emphasis

Zoey Shamblin, class of 2027, is studying sociology with a criminology emphasis and a minor in substance abuse. She is the first-generation college student in her family, having graduated from Poca High School in 2023. She began her collegiate studies in August and quickly became immersed in campus life. She became an arbiter for Concord's Student Government Association, joined Alpha Psi Omega's theatre fraternity and served as Assistant Stage Manager for the 2023 production of The Thanksgiving Play. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career in criminology, either as a correctional officer or as a police officer. She is grateful for the opportunities she’s had already on The Campus Beautiful, such as visiting Alderson prison, and meeting a federal magistrate judge. She credits her “amazing professor”, Lori Pace for opening doors to these experiences, which helped her discover her passion. Zoey is an avid traveler and loves to learn about unfamiliar cultures. She’s visited Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Liechtenstein, and France. She names Swiss Alps as her favorite saying, “The beautiful mountains reminded me of my country roads home.”